Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5711
Installation fails on self-mastered CD
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:33 EST
I have downloaded the RedHat - directory for 6.1 as
recommended in the readme-file from FTP server and also
files on top-level directory. I've burned them completely on
CDROM because I don't want to install from partition -
besides: it's going to be installed on another machine.
As booting from floppy, the installer starts but then
doesn't accept the files on CD - why? The other way round:
Why do you provide all files on servers if they don't work?
possibly it's only an error during FTP!
Unable to replicate in test lab. Am able to install from mastered cd
here in the lab.
From what I can tell from similar posts this problem is most likely
the GTK.pyu gtk.py problem that happens on cd's mastered from a
download to a windows box.
This problem is due to case-indiference in windows box which Unix
------- Additional Comments From 10/17/99 06:37 -------
I have the same problem, but in this case it is because I need to
install from a FAT32 hard drive partition (Sony C1F notebook: USB
floppy drive, so I cannot load the PCMCIA floppy)
I burned a CD using Joliet extensions to preserve the filenames, in
order to xcopy it to a spare partition under Win98.
However, in RedHat\instimage\usr\lib\python1.5\site-packages, there
are files "GTK.py" and "gtk.py" which cannot coexist in a Windows
IMO this is a serious bug, as it makes the "install from hard drive"
option pretty much useless. I cannot proceed now without hacking
python code :-(
Brian Candler <B.Candler@pobox.com>
I should add that the problem was not with making the CD, but with
copying it to the Windows machine (where it thought that two files on
the CD had the same name).
This problem would therefore also occur with the other "traditional"
way of getting round problems with install media, i.e. using
DOS/Windows FTP to fetch the installation files into a local
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5672 ***